Diversity Scorecard 2010

American Lawyer

For the first time in ten years, the percentage of minority attorneys has declined. Essentially, the recession has impacted minority lawyers to a greater extent than the overall lawyer population. These changes year-to-year may appear small, but the unfortunate change in direction is significant. LCLD Chair Rick Palmore was quoted in the article, saying, "The challenge is that we cannot look at these statistics and sit still. We're in a dogfight."

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